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Facing the Giants (2006)

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A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.

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Alex Kendrick

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Cast

Credited cast:
Erin Bethea ... Alicia Houston (as Erin Catt)
James Blackwell James Blackwell ... Matt Prater
Bailey Cave Bailey Cave ... David Childers
Shannen Fields ... Brooke Taylor
Tracy Goode ... Brady Owens
Dan W. Howell Sr. Dan W. Howell Sr. ... Announcer #2
Alex Kendrick ... Grant Taylor
Jim McBride Jim McBride ... Bobby Lee Duke
Tommy McBride Tommy McBride ... Jonathan Weston
Jason McLeod Jason McLeod ... Brock Kelley
Mark Richt Mark Richt ... Himself
Kyle Scott Kyle Scott ... Shiloh Football Player
Mary Smit Mary Smit ... Field Nurse
Steve Williams Steve Williams ... Larry Childers
Chris Willis Chris Willis ... J.T. Hawkins Jr.
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Storyline

An action-packed drama about a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage. What transpires is a dynamic story of the fight between faith and fear. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affrontando i giganti See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,343,537, 1 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,178,331
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally they were thinking about calling the movie "51 yards"- the distance of the final kick. See more »

Goofs

The shadows on the title sequence are backwards. If the letters in the name "Facing the Giants" were truly back-lit by the lights in the stadium, the shadows would be upside-down, not right-side up. See more »

Quotes

Brooke Taylor: Grant Taylor, I just want you to know that you've made a team.
Grant Taylor: What team?
Brooke Taylor: The daddy team.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, after "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!", some good advice follows: "FACE YOUR GIANTS!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fireproof (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Give Up On Me
Written by Michael Boggs, Josh Bates
Performed by Josh Bates
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A Movie for Football Fans
26 July 2006 | by rafdaSee all my reviews

I saw a preview showing of this movie about a year ago. I am thrilled to see it is coming out. The story is an excellent story of life, as portrayed by a football coach and his team. Viewers will see a man come to grips with the problems of his life and inspire a football team that has lost its inspiration. Add to that great football action and excitement, and this is a movie to tell your friends about.

I happen to be a person of faith, thus when I see the movie I smile because I know exactly why this story is believable. When you see it, you will undoubtedly enjoy the story, and who knows maybe you also will smile!


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